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Indians feel older earlier than Japanese, Swiss Study

Washington, Mar 11: People living in India experience the health problems associated with ageing at an early stage than those living in Japan or Switzerland, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in The Lancet Public Health.

Researchers at the University of Washington in the US and colleagues found that a 30-year gap separates countries with the highest...

Blood holds key to liver regeneration, study suggests

The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. A recent study shows that the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen may hold the key as to why some patients who undergo a liver resection, a surgery that removes a diseased portion of the organ, end up needing a transplant because the renewal process doesn't work.

"We discovered that...

Home chemical pollutants degrade fertility in men

Here's another reason to take environmental degradation seriously. Suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.

There has been increasing concern over declining human male fertility in recent decades with studies showing a 50% global reduction in sperm quality in the past...

London HIV Patient World's Second to Be Cleared Of AIDS Virus: Doctors

London, Mar 5: An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said.

Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection -...

Indian-American teen Kavya Kopparapu awarded for brain cancer treatment innovation

Washington, Mar 4: An Indian-American teenager has been conferred with the 2019 National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Award for her ground-breaking invention designed to improve treatments for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

The USD 10,000 award given by STEM Education US, recognises Kavya Kopparapu, 19, of Herndon, Virginia, as an "extraordinarily talented and accomplished"...

Child anxiety could be a factor in school absences

A new research now finds that anxiety can be a factor in poor school attendance among children and young people. The study, by the University of Exeter Medical School conducted a systematic review, which analyses all available evidence in the field.

The study, published in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, increases our understanding of the link between anxiety and...

Emission from diesel engines linked to premature death

US, Feb 27: Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study found Wednesday, which singled out diesel engines as the main culprit.

Diesel vehicles were responsible for 47 percent of the deaths, it said, but the figure jumped as high as 66 percent in France, Germany, Italy and...

Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD

Tehran, Feb 23: Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), finds a pilot study.

ADHD is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence.

The study, from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, showed that saffron, which has anti-depressant and memory-enhancing properties, can be as...

Batch of 12,000 blood plasma found contaminated with HIV

Beijing, Feb 9: A batch of over 12,000 human blood plasma has been found contaminated with HIV in China and the government has launched a probe into the latest medical scandal in the country. A batch of Intravenous immunoglobulin, a product made of human blood plasma to treat a weak immune system, was tested positive for HIV.


More people die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

London, Feb 2: Nearly 4.2 million people around the world die every year within 30 days after surgery, more than those who die from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, according to a study.

The analysis, published in a research letter to The Lancet journal, found that half of the postoperative deaths occur in low and middle-income countries...